It's widely expected the country's top public health doctors will today recommend moving to Phase Two of lifting Covid-19 restrictions next Monday.

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning to discuss the roadmap for reopening the country, along with whether playgrounds can reopen and summer camps can go ahead, earlier than planned.

NPHET will make their recommendations to the Cabinet, which will be discussed by Ministers tomorrow.

Nationally, a further three people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,659, while 47 new cases have been detected.

This includes just one new case in Connacht - that was in Co Roscommon where there are now 336 confirmed cases.

Mayo remains on 570 cases, with 482 in Galway, 129 in Sligo and 83 in Leitrim.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan is confident Phase 2 will come into effect next week:

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